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Sexual Harm Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


Aviva is a Canterbury-based, specialist family and sexual violence agency dedicated to making New Zealand Aotearoa violence-free. We offer an extensive range of integrated, specialist services to support all people, children, youth and adults, to live free from violence and overcome its enduring harms.

Our services include:

  • 24-hour phone advocacy, advice and support for Family Violence or Sexual Assault
  • Ministry of Justice approved education programmes
  • Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC)
  • ReachOut service for those using or at risk of using violence
  • support to access refuge or alternate emergency accommodation through the use of other agencies
  • Safe@Home review of home security needs
  • community development programmes
  • Seuga - Pasifika men
  • Seuga - Pasifika women
  • GoodLoans budgeting services and no- and low- interest loans

For more information, contact 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) or , see our website at, or follow us on Facebook or Linkedin (@AvivaNZ).


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669);


Referral forms can be found on our website,

Walk in

The Loft, Level 1, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 20 Buckleys Road, Linwood, Christchurch 8062

Make an appointment


No fees apply.


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

Office hours are M-F 9-5 not including public holidays. 24/7 support line at 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669). 

Languages Spoken

English, Bahasa Melayu, Bengali, Cantonese Chinese, Czech, German, Hindi, Hokkien, Mandarin Chinese, Samoan, Arabic, Korean

Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling

Abuse and violence support

  • Elder abuse
  • Anger management
  • Care and protection
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Refuge
  • Support groups
  • Victim support

Advice, advocacy, and support for people experiencing or using violence; ReachOut education and support for people using or at risk of using violence; Children and Youth services; Residential services; Peer…


Supporting financial independence

GoodLoans budgeting services and No and Low Interest Loans

Education and training

Ministry of Justice approved 10-week group education for women and children.

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

The Loft, Level 1, Eastgate Shopping Centre
20 Buckleys Road
Canterbury 8062

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Street Address

The Loft, Level 1, Eastgate Shopping Centre
20 Buckleys Road
Canterbury 8062

Postal Address

PO Box 24 161
City East
Christchurch 8141

This page was last updated at 1:35PM on May 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Aviva.